As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions from Italy, Spain, Germany and France which incorporated British and American actors to gain a worldwide audience. The films were shot silent and then dubbed into the various languages where they were sold for distribution. That means Italian, Spanish, German, French and English voice actors were hired to dub the films. Even actors from the countries where the film was to be shown were often dubbed by voice actors for various reasons such as the actors were already busy making another film, they wanted to paid additional salaries for dubbing their voices, the actor’s voice didn’t fit the character they were playing, accidents to the actors and in some cases even death before the film could be dubbed.
I’ll list a Euro-western and the (I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German and (F) French, (E) English voices that I can find and once in a while a bio on a specific voice actor as in Europe these actors are as well-known as the actors they voiced.
Today we’ll cover “The Grand Duel”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]
Sheriff Clayton – Lee Van Cleef (I) Emilio Cigoli, (S) José Martínez Blanco, (G) Heinz Petruo, (F) Edmond Bernard
Philip Vermeer – Alberto Dentice (I) Gianni Giuliano, (S) Héctor Cantolla, (G) Christian Brückner, (F) Bernard Murat
David Saxon – Horst Frank (I) Michele Kalamera, (S) Félix Acaso, (G) Horst Frank, (F) Philippe Mareuil
Adam Saxon - Klaus Grünberg (I) Carlo Sabatini, (S) Javier Dotú, (G) Klaus Grünberg, (F) Michel Le Royer
Sheriff Eli Saxon – Marc Mazza (I) Leonardo Severini, (S) Francisco Valladeras, (G) Norbert Langer, (F) Claude D’Yd
EDMOND BERNARD (19??-1994)
Edmond Bernard was a French film, television and voice actor. He appeared in such films as Fred Zinneman’s “Chacal” (1973) and “Julia” (1977). He was the French voice of such actors as Charles Bronson and Klaus Kinski, Christopher Lee and James Coburn.